- Reception hall
- Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
- Butler’s pantry
- Dining room
- Family room
- Drawing room
- Holiday Cottage “The Stables”
- A range of traditional outbuildings including barn with potential for conversion, Hard tennis court
- About 6.7 acres
Dating from the early 17th century, Mock Beggar Hall is a fine listed country house of English bond brickwork under a black and red pantiled roof. The property displays many of the features of its Jacobean origins including timber mullion and
transom windows, many with working shutters, across the principal eastern elevation, together with crow stepped gable ends connected by battlements. The house is also mentioned in Sir Nikolaus Pevsner’s Authoritative Guide “Buildings of England”.
The interesting and unusual name, Mock Beggar Hall, is thought originally to have meant “a grand, ostentatious house, where no hospitality is afforded, neither is any charity given”!
The current owners have carried out a series of updates and renovations to the house and landscaped formal areas of garden and converted the Old Stables into an idyllic holiday cottage. The house offers light and airy, well-proportioned
family accommodation, with excellent ceiling heights, arranged principally over two storeys with further attic accommodation on the second floor which offers scope to create more bedrooms.
There is a central reception hall which leads into three beautiful reception rooms with fine marble fireplaces in the drawing and dining rooms. The drawing room has superb dimensions, a double aspect; facing south and east and a wood burning stove. The study is at front of the house with book shelving and an east facing aspect.
The reception hall also leads into the wonderfully light kitchen/breakfast room which has an oil-fired Aga, a well-fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces and a south facing aspect looking out over the gardens and courtyard. A further door
leads through into a rear hallway where there is access into the utility/laundry and family room which has a feature bread oven and a multi-fuel stove.
There are three separate staircases which lead up onto the first floor of the house. The main fine Victorian staircase built in a Jacobean style, leads up from the reception hall onto a central landing which gives access into the three main bedrooms, two of which are en suite and have fitted wardrobes. All of the bedrooms are of good dimensions and natural light. A further room which could make a first floor study, provides access to
a winding staircase, which leads down into the
kitchen/breakfast room and up to the second floor where there are further bedrooms and attic rooms.
A further staircase leads up from the family room, into a further bedroom which has built in wardrobes.
Planning permission is in place to extend and alter the kitchen under application number 3PL/2015/0960/F
Planning permission is also in place to convert the barn and cart shed to a seperate residential dwelling under application number 3PL/2018/1153/F. Planning is also in place for a new access under application 3PL/2018/1152/F
Mock Beggar Hall is approached across its own grounds from the east, where the driveway passes through a parkland setting amongst open countryside about half a mile south of the small village of East Tuddenham.
Local shopping facilities are available at Mattishall (about 2.5 miles to the west). The A47, Norwich Southern Bypass, is about 2 miles to the north providing good access to Norwich (about 9 miles to the east) with the A146, A140 and the A11 opening onto the A14 and the extensive motorway network of The Midlands.
The market towns of East Dereham (6 miles to the west) and Wymondham (7 miles to the south) provide a good range of local amenities and Wymondham has a regular train service to Cambridge (60 minutes). Norwich has a comprehensive range of commercial, entertainment, shopping, cultural and educational amenities, a railway station with a regular service to London Liverpool Street (110 minutes) and an expanding airport providing for domestic and internal flights.
The outbuildings are arranged along the southern boundary, accessible via a secondary drive. The traditional range is built principally of red brick elevations under a pan tiled roof.
The unconverted 2-storey barn and cart shed have full residential planning permission for conversion to a dwelling under application number 3PL/2018/1153/F.
Please note Mock Beggar Hall is also for sale without the barn and cart shed with planning. Please speak to the agent for more details
Part of the single storey range originally and known as “The Stables”, has been converted into a well fitted holiday cottage which comprises an open-plan kitchen/sitting/dining room, three bedroomsand a wet room style shower room and bathroom. The cottage has its own gated gravelled parking area and outside space. The listed Dovecote is attached to The Stables and there is further unconverted single storey outbuildings which provide excellent garden, machinery
and wood storage.
Gardens and Grounds
Mock Beggar Hall stands in mature grounds and parkland extending to about 6.5 acres set in open countryside. The gravel drive at the entrance splits either side of central pond and the drives then
proceed through open grassland interspersed with a variety of mature specimen trees including oak. One drive leads to the principal house and the other leads to the outbuildings.
The grounds extend behind the house, to the west, displaying beautifully designed formal gardens with a gravel path, central raised pond and two vegetable/ fruit gardens with some delightful box hedging. Further west, the grounds open again onto an expanse of grass incorporating an ornamental nature pond with central island
backed by light woodland. Adjacent to the outbuildings is a well maintained hard tennis court backing directly onto open countryside.
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